White-throated Treerunner Pygarrhichas albogularis


The White-throated Treerunner is a charming Furnariid of the southern beech forests of South America.  Rather nuthatch-like in form and habits, this bird is rufous-brown above and scaled white-and-brown below, with a white bib and dark brown eyemask.  The species is very tied to Nothofagus (beech) forests, and is found on both slopes of the Andes from about Santiago, Chile south to Tierra del Fuego.  Though sometimes hard to detect visually, the White-throated Treerunner usually gives away its present with sharp ticking calls that are often doubled.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

White-throated Treerunner (Pygarrhichas albogularis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whttre2